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Ivanchuk likes the Capablanca Memorial!

Vassily Ivanchuk
The 46th Capablanca Memorial took place from May 10-21, 2011, in Havana, Cuba. Once again Vassily Ivanchuk got himself to the top of the standings, but this time is was harder going and only a win over Le Quang Liem in the last round enabled him to catch the Vietnamese No.1.

Here is the final table:

Capablanca Memorial, Havana, Cuba cat. XIX (2712)
Rank/Name/Country/Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score/Perf.
1. Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2776 * * ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 6,5 2809
2. Le Quang Liem VIE 2687 ½ 0 * * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 6,5 2826
3. Dmitry Andreikin RUS 2687 0 0 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5,5 2752
4. David Navara CZE 2702 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * * ½ 0 1 1 5,0 2713
5. Leinier Dominguez Perez CUB 2726 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * * ½ ½ 4,5 2673
6. Lazaro Bruzon Batista CUB 2693 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * * 2,0 2475
 

Le Quang Liem has gained sufficient Elo points here and should now get back his 2700 status. World No.5 Vassily Ivanchuk will consolidate his world ranking after gaining a few points as he closes in on Vladimir Kramnik!

The big loser was Bruzon Batista who only obtained two points, instead of the expected 4½.

The rate of play was 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 second increment starting from move one.

Official site : http://www.capablanca.co.cu/ 


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